2020 Honda CBR250RR Likely To Launch In July. Will Make More Power

Modified On Mar 24, 2020 By Zaran Mody

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The parallel-twin CBR will aim to take the fight to the inline-four Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R

  • The engine output has reportedly gone up by 3PS.
  • A slipper clutch and optional quickshifter are expected to be introduced too.
  • A launch is expected in July 2020.

The Honda CBR250RR moved the goalposts in the quarter-litre segment when it was first introduced, just like the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R has done more recently. With the Kawi having taken things a step further, it’s now up to Honda to respond, which it plans on doing with the 2020 CBR250RR.

The bike will reportedly pack in a few more ponies (3PS to be precise), bringing the total output up to 41.7PS. It’s not yet known whether there are any changes to the 23.3Nm torque figure, but the updated CBR will pack in some extra hardware.

It’s surprising that a track-focused machine like this didn’t have a slipper clutch to start with, but Honda is making amends and introducing one for 2020. To further help place it on par with the ZX-25R, the CBR250RR will be offered with an optional bi-directional quickshifter as well.

In terms of appearance, not much seems to have changed, with the only difference being that the bike sports some new colour schemes in its 2020 guise. The combination of the white paint, red frame and gold wheels looks absolutely resplendent, and we can’t wait to come across more photos.

The updated bike first broke cover in a product briefing for dealers in January, and an official launch is expected in July this year. However, with the world currently engulfed in a pandemic crisis, nothing is certain. Now, if only Honda India would give us a worthy successor to the recently discontinued CBR250R…..

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